|The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas|
LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France)...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Fiction; Historical; Adventure; Swashbuckling; Revenge; Forgiveness; Napoleon; Louis-Phillipe; Edmond Dantes
Downloads: 28,443 (5 reviews)
|The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by Bob NeufeldThe Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that encountered prehistoric animals. It has been the inspiration for subsequent fiction, including Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; adventure; action; nature fiction
Downloads: 1,335 (1 review)
|Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories - Ambrose Bierce|
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa's army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley) The Ways of Ghosts: Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; ghost stories; literature
Downloads: 43,993 (2 reviews)
|The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky|
LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and moralit...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 198,836 (4 reviews)
|Trailin'! - Max Brand|
Librivox recording of Trailin'! by Max Brand. Read by Rowdy Delaney. “Max Brand", the most used pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944), is best known today for his western fiction. Faust began in the early twentieth century selling his stories to the pulp magazines, writing in many genres under numerous pseudonyms. He is probably best known as the creator of the character Destry. His novel Destry Rides Again has been filmed several times, most notably the 1939 version starring James...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; western; fiction; Frederick Schiller Faust
Downloads: 34,089 (2 reviews)
|Supermind - Laurence M. Janifer; Randall Garrett|
LibriVox recording of Supermind by Laurence M. Janifer; Randall Garrett. Read in English by Richard Kilmer FBI agent Kenneth Malone lives in a world where psionic powers such as telepathy and teleportation exist. He must cope with them as well as an FBI Director who leaves Malone continually confused about what situation he is being asked to handle and what he is expected to do about it. Someone or something is causing confusion in the U.S...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; humor; fiction; science ficction
Downloads: 865 (1 review)
|Letters on an Elk Hunt - Elinore Pruitt Stewart|
LibriVox recording of Letters on an Elk Hunt, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Read by Lynne Carroll and Sherri Vance. This is a sequel to Letters of a Woman Homesteader in which Elinore Rupert (Pruitt) Stewart describes her arrival and early years on a Burntfork Wyoming ranch in 1909-1913. The letters are written to her elderly friend, Mrs. Coney, in Denver. In the present collection of letters, Elinore describes a lively excursion on horseback and wagon into the Wyoming wilderness during July-Octobe...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; biography; memoirs; westerns
Downloads: 745 (1 review)
|The Haunted Hotel, A Mystery of Modern Venice - Wilkie Collins|
LibriVox recording of The Haunted Hotel, A Mystery of Modern Venice, by Wilkie Collins. Read by Kehinde. A kind, good-hearted genteel young woman jilted, a suspicious death or two that only a few think could be murder, strange apparitions appearing in an hotel all combine to create a horrifying conundrum. Who was the culprit and will finding out finally put an end to the mystery? (Summary by Kehinde) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; horror; ghost; story
Downloads: 65,162 (7 reviews)
|The Albert Gate Mystery - Louis Tracy|
LibriVox recording of The Albert Gate Mystery, by Louis Tracy. Read by Carolin. A new case for barrister and hobby detective Reginald Brett: The imperial diamonds were sent by the Sultan to London, to be cut in Albert Gate mansion by experts, all the while under the especial protection of the British government. One morning, however, the Turkish officials are found dead in the house, and the diamonds have vanished - despite the strict measures taken to protect them...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; diamonds; paris; london; brett; fairholme
Downloads: 16,790 (1 review)
|Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor - Richard Doddridge Blackmore|
LibriVox recording of Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor, by Richard Doddridge Blackmore "If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply" ... thus opens Lorna Doone, one of the best love stories ever written. The novel has inspired at least ten movies and mini-series. "John (in West Country dialect this is pronounced Jan) Ridd is the son of a respectable farmer who was murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone clan, a once-noble family now living in the isolated Doone Valley...
Keywords: fiction; romance; lorna; doone; blackmore; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 37,016 (2 reviews)
|The Practice of the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence|
LibriVox recording of The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Brother Lawrence was born Nicholas Herman around 1610 in Herimenil, Lorraine, a Duchy of France. His birth records were destroyed in a fire at his parish church during the Thirty Years War, a war in which he fought as a young soldier. It was also the war in which he sustained a near fatal injury to his sciatic nerve...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 662 (1 review)
|The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (solo version 2) - L. Frank Baum|
LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Read by Phil Chenevert. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out." And it succeeds wonderfully. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated...
Keywords: librivox; audio; children; baum; oz
Downloads: 80,807 (1 review)
|The Game of Life and How to Play It - Florence Scovel Shinn|
LibriVox recording of The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn. Read by Amy Conger. Florence Scovel Shinn, an illustrator living in New York City, became a teacher of New Thought after a divorce. New Thought was a movement which holds the belief that individuals can create their own reality through intentional thoughts and prayer, much like the current Law of Attraction movement...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; self help; new thought; prosperity; karma; love; intuition; affirmations
Downloads: 104,028 (4 reviews)
|A Study in Scarlet (version 3) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Ashleighjane. A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his sidekick Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the sto...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; doyle; sherlock holmes; study in scarlet
Downloads: 7,490 (2 reviews)
|Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice - Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins|
LibriVox recording of Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice by Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Hagar's Daughter was first published serially in "The Colored American Magazine" in 1901-1902 by Pauline E. Hopkins, a prominent African-American novelist, journalist, historian, and playwright. The book was described as "a powerful narrative of love and intrigue, founded on events which happened in the exciting times immediately following the assassination of Pr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; slavery; abolition; racism; emancipation
Downloads: 1,184 (1 review)
|Der Weihnachtsabend - Eine Geistergeschichte - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Der Weihnachtsabend - Eine Geistergeschichte, by Charles Dickens. Read in German by Elli. 1843 verfasste Dickens den Roman A Christmas Carol (deutscher Titel: Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte) in der Absicht, die Aufmerksamkeit des Lesers auf die Not der Armen in der Gesellschaft Englands zu lenken. Am 19. Dezember 1843 wurde das Werk mit Illustrationen von John Leech veröffentlicht...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Hörbuch; German; Deutsch; Christmas; Weihnachten; Horror/Ghost stories; Geistergeschichte; Weihnachtsabend; Christmas Carol; Charles Dickens
Downloads: 21,219 (1 review)
|Weihnachtsmaerchen fuer Kinder - Luise Buechner|
LibriVox recording of Weihnachtsmärchen für Kinder, by Luise Buechner. Read in German by Elli. »Liebe Tante,« sagte eines Abends, grade acht Tage vor Weihnachten, die kleine Mathilde, »du erzählst mir immer von dem Christkindchen, aber gar nichts von seiner Mama. Sage mir doch, wer sie gewesen ist und wo sie gewohnt hat.« »Nun, wenn du hübsch ruhig sitzen und zuhören willst und der Georg auch, dann will ich euch alles erzählen, was ich von dem Christkindchen, von seiner Mama, dem Knec...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; hörbuch; holiday; fairy tales; märchen; German; Deutsch; Christmas; Weihnachten; Luise Büchner; Nikolaus; Frau Holle; Christkind
Downloads: 3,245 (1 review)
|The Secret Garden (dramatic reading) - Burnett, Frances Hodgson|
LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel is about orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle at Misslethwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Initially a sour, bad-tempered child, Mary begins to bloom under the influence of nature when she discovers a long-abandoned garden on the grounds of her uncle's estate. Burnett's novel is brought to life in this dramatic reading by LibriVox volunteers who lend their voices to ...
Keywords: librivox; audio; children; garden; burnett; yorkshire; india; moors
Downloads: 12,885 (3 reviews)
|Aladdin und die Wunderlampe - Ludwig Fulda|
LibriVox recording of Aladdin und die Wunderlampe, by Ludwig Fulda. Read in German by Elli Aladin ist ein junger Mann, der von einem Zauberer beauftragt wird, eine Öllampe in einer magischen Höhle zu finden. Nachdem der Zauberer ihn zu betrügen versucht, behält Aladin die Lampe für sich. Er entdeckt, dass in der Lampe ein Geist steckt, der die Wünsche des Lampenbesitzers erfüllen muss. Mit Unterstützung des hilfreichen Geistes wird Aladin reich und mächtig und heiratet die schöne Tocht...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Hörbuch; German; Deutsch; Aladdin; Wunderlampe; Geist; Ludwig Fulda
Downloads: 6,905 (1 review)
|Lament of Gilgamesh (Epic), Gilgamesh - Falstaff|
Keywords: Poetry English, Gilgamesh (Akkadian), Tr. by Stephen Mitchell
Downloads: 5,462 (1 review)
|Mary - Mary Wollstonecraft|
LibriVox recording of Mary by Mary Wollstonecraft. Read in English by April Gonzales; JoannaHarker; Mary J Eliza, Mary's mother, is obsessed with novels, rarely considers anyone but herself, and favours Mary's brother. She neglects her daughter, who educates herself using only books and the natural world. Ignored by her family, Mary devotes much of her time to charity. When her brother suddenly dies, leaving Mary heir to the family's fortune, her mother finally takes an interest in her; she is ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; romance; feminism
Downloads: 1,089 (1 review)
|The Amateur Cracksman - E.W. Hornung|
LibriVox recording of The Amateur Cracksman, by E.W. Hornung. Read by Kristin Hughes. “I'd tasted blood, and it was all over with me. Why should I work when I could steal? Why settle down to some humdrum uncongenial billet, when excitement, romance, danger and a decent living were all going begging together?” - A. J. Raffles, The Ides of March. The Amateur Cracksman is the first collection of stories about A...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; raffles; hornung; adventure; mystery
Downloads: 62,954 (6 reviews)
|The Shuttle - Frances Hodgson Burnett|
LibriVox recording of The Shuttle, by Frances Hodgson Burnett read by Tabithat Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister...
Keywords: LibriVox; fiction; shuttle
Downloads: 11,656 (3 reviews)
|The Mysteries of London - George W. M. Reynolds|
LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of London by George W. M. Reynolds. Read in English by Cori Samuel; Bellona Times; Dave Wills; Kaytee2407; Annapurna; ashleighjane; Lynne Thompson; ElleyKat; Alan Weyman; NatalieOram; Rosie; Michele Eaton; nbvoices; Ravi Shankar; Lisa Phelps Gonzalez; Gabriela Cowan; rookieblue; Rapunzelina; southernemma; Steve C; Judy GuinanThe Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian England...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; adventure; victorian; mysteries; pulp fiction; soap opera
Downloads: 1,273 (1 review)
|Amoretti: A sonnet sequence - Edmund Spenser|
LibriVox recording of Amoretti, by Edmund Spenser. Read by Leonard Wilson. The Amoretti (little love poems) is a sequence of 89 sonnets written in the tradition of the Petrarchan sonnets, a popular form for poets of the Renaissance period. Spenser’s sequence has been largely neglected in modern times, while those of his contemporaries William Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney have been acclaimed...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; romance; sonnets
Downloads: 28,653 (2 reviews)
|Youth and the Bright Medusa, and The Troll Garden - Willa Cather|
LibriVox recording of Youth, Medusa, and The Troll Garden, by Willa Cather. Read by David Wales Youth And The Bright Medusa comprises eight short stories published in 1920. Four of them (The Sculptor’s Funeral; A Death In The Desert; A Wagner Matinee; Paul’s Case) are re-worked from an earlier collection, The Troll Garden, published in 1905. This Librivox recording contains in addition the three stories (Flavia And Her Artists; The Garden Lodge; The Marriage Of Phaedra) from that earlier wor...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; short stories; westerns; Troll Garden; New York; society
Downloads: 1,470 (2 reviews)
|Tess of the d’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy|
LibriVox recording of Tess of the d’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Alisson Veldhuis. Tess of the d'Urbervilles subtitled, "A Pure Woman," is the story of a young working woman named Tess Durbeyfield who is sent by her father to visit wealthy relatives. Her encounter with Alec d'Urberville changes her life forever, and brings about a doom that no one could have foreseen. (Summary by Alisson Veldhuis) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; tragedy; romance; rape; illegitimate birth; milking; farming
Downloads: 3,130 (2 reviews)
|Frankenstein - Mary W. Shelley|
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or ot...
Keywords: audiobook; literature; librivox; horror
Downloads: 640,594 (6 reviews)
|The Silent House - Fergus Hume|
LibriVox recording of The Silent House, by Fergus Hume (1859-1932). 1907 edition. A mystery about a "locked door" murder committed in a house that has a reputation for being haunted. In the first half of the book, the murderer appears to be easy to figure out. The second half of the book, however, is filled with plot twists and mistaken identities and thus complicates the mystery much more. (Summary by cherly) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; mystery; locked room; ghost
Downloads: 4,201 (3 reviews)
|Adam Bede - George Eliot|
LibriVox recording of Adam Bede, by George Eliot Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time. The novel has remained in print ever since, and is used in university studies of 19th century English literature. The story's plot follows four characters rural lives in the fictional community of Hayslope—a rural, pastoral and...
Keywords: eliot; fiction; romance; literature; audiobooks; librivox
Downloads: 95,377 (1 review)
|Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass|
LibriVox recording of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Read by Jeanette Ferguson. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel t...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; douglass; slavery; memoirs; abolition
Downloads: 147,332 (3 reviews)
|The Last Entry - William Clark Russell|
LibriVox recording of The Last Entry by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Lee Smalley This is a sea-faring novel set in 1837. A wealthy former seaman from London and his daughter, who is engaged to be married, set sail on his newly restored schooner, headed for the equator for the purpose of restoring his health. Also aboard are a captain and crew. Soon, distractions, diversions, discontent and much more occur...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; murder; mutiny; sea-faring; father-daughter relationship
Downloads: 541 (2 reviews)
|The Innocence of Father Brown - G. K. Chesterton|
Librivox recording of The Innocence of Father Brown, by G. K. Chesteron. Read by Brian Roberg. The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown's ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the "experts" around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest's unimpressive outward appearance and, often, by their o...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 121,711 (5 reviews)
|Ralph the Heir - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Arnold. As usual, Trollope creates a nice variety of characters of different English classes, sentiments and positions. The primary themes are the inheritance of property, extravagance or reason in the spending of assets, the mating of young people, and the electoral practices of the time. The election chapters are based on Trollope's own experiences when he ran for Parliament.There are, of course, many subplots which ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; victorian; entail; electioneering
Downloads: 420 (1 review)
|Paradise Lost - John Milton|
Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona) This is a recording of the text of Milton's first edition of 1667, which had te...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; poetry; religion
Downloads: 316,830 (4 reviews)
|The Ethical Engineer - Harry Harrison|
LibriVox recording of The Ethical Engineer, by Harry Harrison. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). The Ethical Engineer also known as “Deathworld II” finds our hero Jason dinAlt captured to face justice for his crimes, but the ever-wily gambler crashes his transport on a primitive planet populated by clans that hoard knowledge. It’s a difficult situation for a guy who just wants to get back to Pyrrus...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; harrison; deathworld; adventure
Downloads: 33,932 (4 reviews)
|Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy|
LibriVox recording of Jude The Obscure, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Tadhg Eleven-year-old Jude Fawley, inspired by his teacher Mr. Phillotson, who leaves Marygreen for Christminster to take a university degree, decides to adopt the same course for himself. Raised by his great-aunt, he studies hard with the aid of some old Latin and Greek books sent to him by Phillotson.He trains as a stonemason in order to enable him to support himself when at the university.However when he finally arrives in Chris...
Keywords: fiction; literature; librivox; audiobook; hardy
Downloads: 2,595 (1 review)
|The Coming Race - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton|
LibriVox recording of The Coming Race, by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. Read by Maire Rhode. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night." Despite his popularity in his heyday, today hi...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; sci-fi; Vril-ya
Downloads: 27,796 (4 reviews)
|Star Surgeon - Alan Edward Nourse|
Librivox recording of by Alan Edward Nourse. Read by Scott D. Farquhar Dal Timgar had always wanted to be a doctor. As a Garvian and the first non-human to study medicine on Hospital Earth, he must face enormous adversity from classmates, professors, and some of the highest ranking physicians on all of Earth. Will his efforts be enough to earn him the Silver Star of a Star Surgeon? (Summary by Scott D...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Alan Edward Nourse; Star Surgeon; science fiction; Dal Timgar; Garvian; Hospital Earth; Silver Star
Downloads: 44,821 (5 reviews)
|Lifted Masks - Susan Glaspell|
LibriVox recording of Lifted Masks, by Susan Glaspell. Read by Arielle Lipshaw. In this collection of short stories, Susan Glaspell examines the unique character of America and its people. (Summary by wildemoose) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; susan glaspell; short stories; lifted masks
Downloads: 810 (2 reviews)
|Caleb Williams - William Godwin|
LibriVox recording of Caleb Williams or Things As They Are by William Godwin. Read by Bev J. Stevens. The novel describes the downfall of Ferdinando Falkland, a British squire, and his attempts to ruin and destroy the life of Caleb Williams, a poor but ambitious young man that Falkland hires as his personal secretary. Caleb accidentally discovers a terrible secret in his master's past. Though Caleb promises to be bound to silence, Falkland, irrationally attached (in Godwin's view) to ideas of so...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; mystery
Downloads: 7,355 (1 review)
|The Beloved Vagabond - William John Locke|
LibriVox recording of The Beloved Vagabond by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers The vagabond, Paragot, a truly eccentric bohemian and a wandering scholar with a mysterious past, adopts a London street urchin (whom he calls Asticot) by purchasing him from his mother for half a crown. Paragot leads Asticot on various adventures through 19th century Europe, eventually arriving in Paris...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 1,321 (1 review)
|The Talleyrand Maxim - J. S. Fletcher|
LibriVox recording of The Talleyrand Maxim by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Kevin Green John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the fami...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Detective; yorkshire
Downloads: 2,063 (2 reviews)
|The Wouldbegoods, Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers - Nesbit, E. (Edith)|
LibriVox recording of The Wouldbegoods by E. Nesbit Read by Alan and Hazel Chant The Bastable children, first met in The Treasure Seekers, are sent to stay in the countryside; is it large enough to contain their exuberant activities? They (and Pincher the dog) have every intention of being good... For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; children; nesbit; treasure seekers; adventure
Downloads: 13,641 (1 review)
|The Vanishing Man - R. Austin Freeman|
LibriVox recording of The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman. Read in English by Nicholas CliffordA young doctor, former student of the legal and medical expert Dr. John Thorndyke, finds himself almost accidentally drawn into a case in which a man has vanished. Perhaps he has died; perhaps not;but the issue is very important because the will that he has left behind is curiously -- annoyingly curiously -- worded...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; romance; forensic medicine; egyptology
Downloads: 3,482 (2 reviews)
|The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe|
LibriVox recording of The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Renard T. Fox. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841. Poe referred to it as a "tale of ratiocination" featuring the brilliant deductions of C. Auguste Dupin; it is today regarded as one of the first detective stories and is almost certainly the first locked room mystery. (Summary from Wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; detective story
Downloads: 91,993 (2 reviews)
|The Faerie Queene - Edmund Spenser|
LibriVox recording of The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Spenser planned a 24-book romance-epic consisting of two parts, of which he completed half of the first. The first twelve books were to illustrate the development of virtues within the individual soul, and the second twelve were to depict the application of these moral virtues to remedying evils that afflict the world...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; satire; literature; poetry; politics; philosophy; religion; psychology; instruction; adventure; romance; fantasy; love; myths; Legends; sin; virtue; allegory; evil; knight-errantry; character-building
Downloads: 1,147 (3 reviews)
|The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka|
LibriVox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. (Translated by Ian Johnston.) Read in English by Bob Neufeld. The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; fiction; fantasy
Downloads: 813 (1 review)
|Kitty Alone - Sabine Baring-Gould|
LibriVox recording of Kitty Alone by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by MaryAnnKate Quarm is a bright and sensitive girl. She lives with her aunt and uncle at Coombe Cellers, a farmhouse, eating house and store occupying a promontory in the estuary of the Teign, in the south of Devon. Kate's father is a dreamer, always off on the next get-rich-quick scheme, wandering across the countryside with his donkey cart...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; romance; Schoolmaster; daffodils; fire; atmospheric railway; arson; cockles; winkles; kitty alone; there was a frog lived in a well; a merry mouse lived in a mill
Downloads: 101,757 (3 reviews)
|The Circular Staircase - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
Librivox recording of The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was a prolific American writer of popular mysteries. The Circular Staircase was originally published in 1908 and includes all the elements of the classic whodunit – mysterious events, ghostly apparitions, things that go bump in the night and murder. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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